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Jeffrey M. Goldstein

Franchising Attorney at Washington, DC

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also known as Jeff Goldstein, Jeffrey Goldstein

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 2 years
    New York - NY 24 years
    Massachusetts - MA 38 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 40 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 30 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Delinquent No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Goldstein Law Firm is one of a handful of law firms in the country that represents only franchisees & Dealers.

Almost all law firms specializing in franchise law represent either solely franchisors or both franchisors and franchisees, but not solely franchisees & dealers. The philosophy of The Goldstein Law Firm is that all of our franchise attorneys' effort should be focused on advocating for the rights of franchisees, not on cutting new law for franchisors who are very ably represented by the largest law firms in the world.

The Goldstein Law Firm offers its franchisee and dealer clients a consistent and unclouded commitment to the cause of franchisees. On a national basis there are merely a handful of franchise lawyers who truly represent only franchisees & dealers. As a franchisee lawyer, Jeff Goldstein is one of these rare franchise lawyers who does not also represent manufacturers and franchisors. 

 

GLF specializes in: 

 

General Franchise and Distribution Antitrust violations

Franchise Price-Fixing claims

Wrongful franchise terminations

Franchise Encroachment claims

Franchise Territorial violations

Franchise Dual Distribution competition

Franchise Menu Pricing disputes

Unfair Franchisor competition

Franchise and Distribution Trademark violations

Franchise and Distribution Post-term covenant not to compete restrictions

Wrongful franchise default cases

Franchise Supplier overcharging claims

Franchisor tying arrangements

Franchisor Fraud and Misrepresentation Claims

Franchise Disclosure Document Defects

 

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Location

Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC
1629 K St NW Ste 300
Washington, DC, 20006
Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC
30 South Wacker Drive
22nd Floor #3341
Chicago, IL, 60606
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Goldstein Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Counsel Roster
  • NABHOOD
  • 2007 - 2016
  • National Counsel Roster - Franchise Litigation
  • AAHOA
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Spector Gadon & Rosen, PC
  • 1996 - 2002
  • Antitrust
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Antitrust & Complex Litigation
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Adjunct Professor
  • George Washington University
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Assistant to the Deputy Director
  • Federal Trade Commission, Washington, Dc
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Boston University School of Communications
  • 1982 - 1984
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1983
  • Boston University School of Arts
  • M.A.
  • 1983
  • Bucknell University
  • BA - Magna Cum Laude
  • 1983
  • Bucknell University
  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude
  • 1979
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Precision Franchising LLC
  • Win
  • Cottman Transmission Sys. v. Wendyco
  • Win on Covenant of Good Faith
  • Travelodge Hotels v. Honeysuckle
  • Win on Summary Judgment
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Associations

  • Beer Wine Spirits Network
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hotel Industry Professionals Worldwide
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Automotive Industry Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Franchising Industry
  • Group Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Franchise Networking
  • Group Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Franchise Executives
  • Group Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Restaurant Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Automotive Management Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Franchise Direct
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • NABHOOD
  • National Counsel Roster -- Franchise Lawyer
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Franchisee Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
  • Legal Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • member
  • 1983 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • International Franchise Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • New York Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • International Franchise Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2010
  • AAHOA
  • National Counsel Roster -- Franchise Lawyer
  • 2003 - 2014
  • District of Columbia Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2012
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1985 - 2003
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1983 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Exclusive Member
  • Leaders in Law
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm for Franchise Disputes in 2017
  • AI Dispute Resolution Awards
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Esteemed Lawyer
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • 2017
  • Superior
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • A+ Accreditation
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel
  • Lead Counsel Approved
  • 2016
  • Top North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Approved Lead Counsel
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Franchise Conference
  • Franchise Terminations & Defaults
  • 2016
  • PMFA National Annual Conference 2015
  • The Year in Review: Franchise Legal Decisions
  • 2015
  • PMFA Public Convention
  • Annual Review of Franchise Law
  • 2014
  • PMFA Annual Convention
  • Franchise Advertising Provisions
  • 2013
  • PMFA Annual Conference
  • Update in Franchise Law For the Year
  • 2012
  • NE Regional Convention
  • Benefits of Franchise Associations
  • 2008
  • IFA National Convention
  • How to Read a Franchise Agreement
  • 2007
  • Annual Convention AAHOA
  • Worst Provisions in a Franchise Agreement
  • 2007
  • Annual Convention AFA
  • Liquidated Damages in the Hospitality Industry
  • 2006
  • Annual Convention AAHOA
  • Franchise Terminations
  • 2006
  • Annual Convention AAHOA
  • Franchise Terminations
  • 2005
  • Regional Hoteliers Conference
  • Franchise Terminations
  • 2004
  • Red Roof Franchise Ass'n Conference
  • Franchise Termination and Liquidated Damages
  • 2004
  • IAGNF National Conference
  • Unfair Competition from Your Franchisor
  • 2004
  • ELFA Board Meeting
  • Liquidated Damages in Franchise Agreements
  • 2004
  • Bi-Annual Meeting
  • Worst Provisions in Your Franchise Agreement
  • 2004
  • Annual Convention AAHOA
  • Annual Review of Franchise Law
  • 2004
  • Annual Convention
  • Antitrust Tying in Franchise Agreements
  • 2003
  • IAGNF National Conference
  • Franchise Termination Provisions
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Jeffrey
Franchising Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Jeffrey M. Goldstein as a very aggressive, highly creative and effective lawyer for his franchisee clients."
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